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    Parliament bans letting fees on rentals

    Parliament bans letting fees on rentals


    Tenants will no longer have to pay letting fees to agents and landlords, after Parliament voted to ban the...

    Tenants will no longer have to pay letting fees to agents and landlords, after Parliament voted to ban the practice. 
    Panmure apartment building offers shared cars rather than car parks

    Panmure apartment building offers shared cars rather than car parks


    A new housing project in Auckland focused on cutting long commutes is joining a growing number of apartment buildings without any individual car...

    A new housing project in Auckland focused on cutting long commutes is joining a growing number of apartment buildings without any individual car parks.
    Ocean research group dreams of boutique beachfront base

    Ocean research group dreams of boutique beachfront base


    The Kaikōura Ocean Research Institute might sound like a vast organisation, but it's essentially a Kaikōura couple in their rented...

    The Kaikōura Ocean Research Institute might sound like a vast organisation, but it's essentially a Kaikōura couple in their rented home.  
    Some rooms with a view: Blenheim tries 'inner city living'

    Some rooms with a view: Blenheim tries 'inner city living'


    Marlburians could soon be living the high life as apartment plans are drafted for one of Blenheim's two high rises, coinciding with a push by the council to promote CBD...

    Marlburians could soon be living the high life as apartment plans are drafted for one of Blenheim's two high rises, coinciding with a push by the council to promote CBD living. 
    Editorial: The house-owning dream is worth waking up from

    Editorial: The house-owning dream is worth waking up from


    EDITORIAL: Here's something we need to get used to. Unless some startling new land-creating technology is somehow invented, the future of living in New Zealand must involve more apartments. Lots of...

    EDITORIAL: Here's something we need to get used to. Unless some startling new land-creating technology is somehow invented, the future of living in New Zealand must involve more apartments. Lots of them. 
    Labour's bach tax will hit voters who don't think they are the problem

    Labour's bach tax will hit voters who don't think they are the problem


    OPINION: One of the main troubles with trying to close loopholes in the tax system is not many people believe that they are the...

    OPINION: One of the main troubles with trying to close loopholes in the tax system is not many people believe that they are the problem.
    At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen

    At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen


    Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service Roomie.co.nz, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and Poppy the...

    Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service Roomie.co.nz, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and Poppy the cat. 
    How to create a workable home office in a small space

    How to create a workable home office in a small space


    Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a place for kids to do homework or a space for hobbies or creative...

    Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a place for kids to do homework or a space for hobbies or creative pastimes.
    5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks

    5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks


    MOSS Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make paths slippery. Moss most commonly appears on damp, shady...

    MOSS
    Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make paths slippery. Moss most commonly appears on damp, shady spots.
    Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges

    Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges


    The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work of a New Zealand...

    The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work of a New Zealand scientist.